This wonderfully graphic quilt was made in the early 1900s by a woman of German-Russian descent. The swastika was a good luck symbol commonly used from the 1700s. At the start of World War II, the owner of this quilt hid it away under a mattress so that her family would not be thought to be Nazi sympathizers. The quilt remained hidden until it was brought to the North Dakota Quilt Project Discovery Day.
This story was preserved by the North Dakota Quilt Project